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Negative Mitzvah 288

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Negative Mitzvah 288: It is forbidden to punish or fine a person based on the testimony of one witness
Deuteronomy 19:15 "One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin"

The Torah instructs us not to declare a person guilty and fine or punish him based on testimony given by only one witness, even if that witness is very trustworthy.


Do you know why American money is so successful? Because it has written on it, "In G-d We Trust". Not just "Believe". "Trust". Furthermore, the money even tells you its purpose: Upon it is written, "E Pluribus Unum". The purpose of all your dealings with money is to make from many a Oneness. And if that is truly your purpose, then you will rely on the One Creator to provide your needs.

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The material world is a place where each thing seems to say, "Here I am and here I always was." -- as though it has no source. In fact, only the Essence of All Things has no source. He was and is and always will be. This is the truth of what our world is trying to tell us: It is only trying to express -- in a distorted way -- its own true essence, the Essence of All Things that has no source. In the times of Moshiach the distortion shall vanish and we shall see clearly nothing but that Essence.

From: Bringing Heaven Down to Earth by Tzvi Freeman - tzvif@aol.com


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